Two team sitting outside the playoff places of the East are clashing today, when the Washington Wizards (22-32), who have won only once in their last 6 games, are hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers (11-43), who are looking to end their current small losing streak.
Date/Time: 02-08-2019, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Washington Wizards -10
Washington Wizards have a 22-32 record (23-31 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 10th place of the East. They have lost five of their last six matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Bucks with a 129-148 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Bradley Beal with 24.9 ppg, adding 5.1 boards and 5.1 dimes per game. He is followed by Trevor Ariza with 14.8 ppg, 5.6 boards and 4.3 dimes per game.
Cleveland Cavaliers have a 11-43 record (24-29-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second to last place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Celtics with a 96-103 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kevin Love with 19 ppg, adding 3.5 dimes and a team high 13.5 boards per game but he is out with an injury. He is followed by Jordan Clarkson with 16.6 ppg and 3.3 boards off the bench, while Collin Sexton adds 14.6 ppg.
In their three previous meetings so far season the Cavaliers lead the Wizards 2-1 wins with each team having won at home. Wizards have a 15-11 home record, while the Cavaliers are 5-22 on the road. Wizards are better offensively, scoring 113.4 ppg to Cavs’ 102.4, while Cavs are better defensively, allowing 113.1 to Wizards’ 116.6. Wizards have a better field goal percentage (46.7% to 44.2%), while Cavs have a better 3-point percentage (35.2% to 34.6%). Wizards are better both in dimes made (26.1 to 20.4), while Cavs are better in boards grabbed (42.3 to 40.8) and in turnovers committed (12.6 to 13.6). Wizards are the favorite at home and Vegas odds give them a -10 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy home victory.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Washington Wizards Prediction: Washington Wizards -10 (-108)
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